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May 16th, 2013
ARGOS â€” Argos senior goalkeeper Karlee VanDerWeele has signed on to play soccer at NCAA Division III Hanover College next fall.
VanDerWeele is a four-year letterwinner for Argos. A goalkeeper and captain, she led the Dragons to back-to-back semistate appearances and Northern Indiana Soccer Conference titles in 2011-12. She was twice selected First Team All-Northern Indiana Soccer Conference for the Lady Dragons, and was named the team MVP her senior season.
CGA, Rochester advance to sectional championship
Culver Girls Academy and Rochester advanced to the finals at the CGA Girls Tennis Sectional with a pair of 4-1 victories Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles topped Knox on all courts but 3 singles, while the Zebras eliminated North Judson on all but the 1 singles court.
Brittany Fletcher battled back from a first-set loss to beat CGA's Alena Arkhipov 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 for Knox's only win of the night.
The 47th Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament is set to get underway, and the draws for next week's sectional tournament were announced on Tuesday.
Plymouth will host a seven-team Class 3A field that includes John Glenn and Culver Military, while Culver Community hosts Triton, Argos and Oregon-Davis in another seven-team tilt, and Bremen and LaVille travel to the six-school Class 2A Westview Sectional.
ROCHESTER â€” For about as long as Culver Academies track coach Michael Chastain can remember, his Lady Eagles have been battling it out with Plymouth for the championship at the Rochester Sectional. In fact, the two teams have been trading back and forth for first and second at the state tourney opener for the past four years.
True to that back-and-forth theme, Culver Girls Academy topped Plymouth at Tuesdayâ€™s sectional meet, returning the favor for Plymouthâ€™s one-point title win over the Eagles last year by trumping the Lady Pilgrims 137-123 for this yearâ€™s championship.
BREMEN â€” Jasmine Schafer understands. Winning a sectional track title is nice, but survival is the name of the game.
It was less important to win a blue ribbon at the Bremen Girls Track Sectional than it was to earn a trip to next weekâ€™s Warsaw regional.
So, when Schafer finished second in the 100-meter dash Tuesday night, well, that was OK.
Same thing with her fourth place finish in the 200.
The top four finishers in each event at a sectional advance to regional meets. So Schafer lives to race another day.
And in this meet, that was a tall order.
PLYMOUTH â€” An apt title for the book about this yearâ€™s Plymouth Pilgrim baseball season would be â€śThe Agony and the Ecstasyâ€ť.
There was a heavy dose of both at Bill Nixon Field on Tuesday night, but in the end Plymouth would have a little more of the ecstasy. A walk-off single by Plymouth shortstop Justin Drudge plated the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the seventh over CMA (9-6) for a final of 11-10.
Triton wins at Manchester
Triton's softball team ran out to a 3-0 lead in the first three frames and held on for an eventual 4-1 victory over Manchester on the road Tuesday night.
Hannah Jennings had two extra base hits, doubling in the first and second innings and singling in the fourth as she, Krystal Sellers and Allyson Brown combined for eight hits and two RBIs.
Brycelyn Garbison struck out six hitters while allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks over seven innings for the win inside the circle.
NAPPANEE â€” Three sixth inning runs were the difference as Plymouth (10-13) dropped a Northern Lakes Conference road decision at NorthWood (11-6) by a 5-2 final.
Facing NorthWood senior Tommy Klem for the second time this season, the Pilgrims had a better idea of how to approach their at-bats, recovering from a 2-0 early deficit to tie the game in the fourth. Blake Clevelandâ€™s two-run single in the third gave the Panthers an early lead.
Draws were made Monday night for the 39th Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis Tournament beginning Wednesday The eight area teams will convene on two locations, with Plymouth, Bremen, Triton, LaVille and John Glenn all vying for the championship at the Bremen Sectional, and Culver Girls Academy playing host to a four-team field.
Bremen clinches NSC crown outright
Morgan Smith and Alexa Harshbarger earned individual championships for Bremen, and the Lady Lions finished up a Northern State Conference championship run Monday night at DeSantis Courts.
Smith put away Knoxâ€™s Kelsey Thomas 6-3, 6-1 at 1 singles, while Harshbarger won Bremen the 2 singles championship with a straight-set win over New Prairieâ€™s Olivia Kuczmanski 7-6(5), 6-0.